Degrees Offered - Administrator's Credentials (Certificate) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Administrator's Credentials (Certificate)

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If you want to become a director of a quality early childhood program, then TJC has the right program for you.

Our Administrator’s Credential certificate of proficiency meets the demands of a rapidly growing field and we provide you the necessary academic training to launch your career as a director in child development.

Earning this certificate from TJC qualifies you to be an early childhood administrator. With the knowledge you’ll gain from TJC, you’ll be on the right track to managing an early childhood facility or operating and owning your own.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Degree Plan
First Semester  

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children (#)


CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs (#)


CDEC 1319 Child Guidance (#)

CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I (#) 3
Second Semester  

CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community (+) 


CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child (+)


CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler OR
CDEC 2374 (+)

CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II (+) 
Total Semester Hours 24

CDEC 2328 is the Capstone for this certificate.

*Note: Students enrolling in the child development/early childhood program will be subject to a criminal background check. 

CDEC Courses are offered in a FALL or SPRING semester; therefore, a student should verify the course offering schedule with an academic advisor or the CDEC Department Chair. 

(#) - Indicates course is taught only in the fall semester

(+) - Indicates course is taught only in the spring semester

All CDEC courses have a required textbook.
CDEC 1303, 1311 and 1318 content are aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility standards which require students to participate in at least 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in various settings with varied and diverse populations. Students in the TJC Service area must complete the required field experiences at TJC’s Laboratory School, the Family Learning Center of Tyler. Those living outside of the TJC Service area will complete the required field experiences at an approved center in their service area. Students are responsible for transportation.